My First turning using my Lathe (a purple heart bowl)

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Project by Woodworker_Collins posted 02-05-2013 05:16 PM 1178 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wish a beautiful piece of purple heart i got for christmas i made this simple but elegant shallow bowl so that so decorations could be put inside like you see in the picture to accent the bowl. It was a bit of a late christmas present but my granny was delighted :)

-- Adam, Ireland,

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 05:20 PM

Adam, a nice bowl and a good picturw.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 02-05-2013 05:36 PM

Lucky Granny and a very nicely turned bowl. I love Purpleheart.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-05-2013 05:48 PM

Thanks Guys

-- Adam, Ireland,

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#4 posted 02-05-2013 06:18 PM

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#5 posted 02-05-2013 11:08 PM

Nice job on your first turn bowl Adam! Love the wood choice.

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#6 posted 02-06-2013 12:28 AM

Nice bowl and just love PH nice job!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 02-06-2013 12:52 AM

ADAM, nice work for an early turning piece- fun stuff, eh?

-- phil, nevada

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#8 posted 02-06-2013 08:15 AM

Nice to get some time at the lathe alright. Nice bowl.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#9 posted 02-07-2013 04:12 AM

Beautiful. You are much more confident than I am. My first bowl was from maple firewood. I still don’t have the daring to put a chunk of purple heart onto the spinning destruct-o-matic. (Need to get back to that.)

-- Really, the tree did the hard part.

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#10 posted 02-07-2013 02:43 PM

Pretty bowl! Great choice of wood and finish.

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